Adult Events

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  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Virtual Events & Programs will be held via our Zoom platform. 

Many of our virtual programs that are live will take place on our Zoom Platform.  Information on how to join a program can be found by clicking here. Registration is required for these programs. You may now register online by clicking here or calling the library at 860-665-8700. Program information as well as the Zoom link to access the program will be emailed prior to the event.  

Other programs that are recorded and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page listed below.

In Person Programs & Outdoor Programs

 Please contact the library or view this webpage for the most up to date information.  These programs may need to change based on COVID-19 restrictions or inclement weather.  We appreciate your patience in this matter.  Our primary concern is everyone's safety.

Past Programs

To view recorded programs that you may have missed, scroll down to the end of the page to view the video.

Upcoming and Ongoing Programs


Get to Know Your Android Smartphone
Tuesday, May 10 - May 24
Learn about the functions and features of an Android Smartphone. This video will cover basic Android skills, searching with Android's browser, and finding and installing apps.  Video will be available here on the day of the program.

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Superhero and Villains Trivia Night – Virtual 
Video available May 18 - June 1
Get comfy in your living room in your favorite superhero cape and join area libraries for a trivia night. Answer trivia questions by yourself or with a group of friends. All ages are welcome and prizes will be awarded. Register for Zoom link. Co-sponsored by the Beekley Community Library. 

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Health and Wellness with Dr. Nicole Klughers – Healthy Breathing, Natural Support for Asthma and Allergies – Virtual 
Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for another talk with Naturopathic physician Dr. Nicole Klughers! It's that time of year again – the dreaded allergy season! Whether you suffer from asthma, have seasonal allergies or other breathing issues, Dr. Nicole will offer some natural support to help you breathe a little easier this spring. Register for Zoom link. Sponsored by the Cora J Belden Library.

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 Page Turners Book Discussion 
Ocean State: A Novel
 by Stewart O’Nan
Thursday, June 2, 7:00 p.m., Community Room
Join us for a lively book discussion facilitated by Karen and Pat. All are welcome.

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Adult Summer Reading, June 7 — August 19
Kickoff - Tuesday, June 7 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. outside in the library parking lot
Register yourself in person, online, or by phone. Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace. 


Adult Summer Reading, June 7 — August 19
Register yourself in-person, online, or by phone. Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace beginning Tuesday, June 7. Receive one prize ticket for each book completed. Tickets will be available at the library, online, or you can call to have one submitted. Weekly drawings held on Fridays. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawing which will be held on Friday, August 19. 

Lisa Steele Chicken

“Queen of the Coop” Author Lisa Steele – Virtual and Hybrid
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join the award-winning blogger Lisa Steele, better known as “Queen of the Coop.” A native New Englander and resident of Maine, with over 1 million followers on her blog Fresh Eggs Daily, Steele is now the go-to eggspert on how to raise chickens and what to do with all your fresh eggs! In her newest book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook, Lisa will expand your egg repertoire beyond the usual breakfast fare of fried, poached, and scrambled. Register to receive the Zoom link or watch with staff at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. Sponsored by the Cora J Belden Library.

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Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion @ the Library!!
Ocean State: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan

Thursday, June 9, noon, Community Room
Back by popular demand is the Brown Bag It series. Join us for this lively discussion while enjoying your bagged lunch brought from home. Please register in advance.


Save at the Supermarket – Virtual and Hybrid
Monday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
Join Jill Patterson, RDN, for this engaging workshop! As a registered dietitian and nutrition expert, Jill          brings her background of menu planning on a budget for school systems, consulting for grocery
 store chains, and being a cost-conscious shopper. Her strategies to save money while meeting 
 nutrition recommendations, along with “Price Is Right”-style game questions and recipe resources, 
 will be included in this presentation. Registration required to receive Zoom link or view in the library with     staff. 


Author Visit – Stewart O’Nan – Virtual – Hybrid Viewing
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Lucy Robbins Welles Library is excited to announce that in collaboration with area libraries we will be   hosting Stewart O’Nan for a live virtual program speaking about his new book Ocean State: A   Novel. Registration required to receive the Zoom link or to watch in the library with staff. 

Recorded Programs you may have missed!